Smashing Pumpkins 1993/10/23 - UCSB Robertson Gym; Santa Barbara, CA, US source: AUD>DAT(ECM-909>D3)>ANA-1>CDR
Bury Me Rocket Today Disarm Quiet Snail (abandoned) Snail I Am One (with rant) Drown Hummer Living After Midnight [Judas Priest] (tease) Geek U.S.A. Soma Siva (unknown instrumental) Silverfuck > Over the Rainbow [Harburg/Arlen] (tease) Star Spangled Banner [Key]
February 2, 2012 Subject:
Standard SD Show, Good Sound
This gig took place immediately after the two Los Angeles gigs at the gymnasium of the University of California in the beach town of Santa Barbara.
The show has a slightly different setlist from the previous shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco, but there aren't really any surprises here, except for the fact that the band do not play Cherub Rock at this show. This is the only other known show on the entire Siamese Dream tour where the band didn't play the song (the first time was in Denver on 10/10). The band do play Snail, but end up having a false start on the song, before getting it right the second time. During the first verse of Soma, something happens that causes Billy to stop singing and chastise a member of the audience. Given the silence, it's likely that someone had thrown something at him. After the song, Billy plays some blues lines before starting Siva. This show also features the first recorded version of Billy switching the ending line of Geek USA from the original lyric of "We really love the USA". At this show, he changes it to "I fucking hate the USA", which is how the line would be sung at most shows on the tour from this point forward. By the March/April 1994 US tour, the line will have changed slightly, going from "I fucking hate the USA" to "I fucking love the USA", which is how the line would be sung at most performances all the way through to 1996.
The recording features good, clear sound, and the addition of a few old songs into the set (Bury Me, Snail, Siva) makes for a slightly more interesting setlist than most shows on this tour. That being said, the band's energy is fairly average, so this gig ends up being yet another standard show from the October/November Siamese Dream US tour.